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If you have The Ordinary foundation, how did you choose a shade?
Hi op I haven't worn mac foundation in years but have taken a guess at what would suit me. Like I said I've bought two of the coverage foundations but they haven't arrived and that was weeks ago. You can get colour matched at any mac counter.
They could do with some actual models on their website wearing the colours. I'm fairly pale when I haven't been in the sun (like now!) and neutral/yellow-toned, with naturally darkish blonde hair and grey/green eyes - I went for 1.1N and I'll report back when it's finally in stock!!
Have you ordered yet? I placed my order weeks ago, they sent an email re stock issues which they hope to resolve in the next few weeks/months. I ordered from Victoria heath (?) Not sure if it's sold in stores but if it is and you can go for that option I would. I'm still excited to try it
I received mine today. I bought two shades of the serum foundation - which turned out to be a good call. One shade was too cool so a bit ashy, the other a litke bit too red so mixing is the perfect shade. But....I've broken out in spots and I rarely get spots.
I've got the serum foundation and I love it, very light, great texture. I chose the 1.1N just from the website. I'm pale, but I know there's even fairer skin out there so I didn't go for the very lightest. Was torn between the neutral and the pinkish and decided to go for the neutral. I think it's a good match. Took almost a month from placing order to receiving it!
It was after approximately 5 hours wear that I noticed the spots and I was glowing like a lightbulb - looked greasy and oily. I'm a bit gutted because I had high hopes. I have normal skin but I reckon if you have dry skin this would probably suit you.